Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Meudon' Aerial

An aerial photograph of 'Meudon', the William D. Guthrie estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1900 in Lattingtown. Click HERE and HERE for last week's 'Meudon' special. Click HERE for more on 'Meudon'. This aerial photograph showing the estate as it slowly succumbed to development was taken in the 1950s by John B. Clark, retired, American Airlines. I want to thank once more Ann Clark-Durkin and Patricia Lu for making these photos possible for all of us.


Anonymous said...

Had to be alittle unworldly to move into the Meudon neighborhood and see the enormous mansion still occupied, but sitting forlorn and tired beyond the large expanse of the great lawn. With it's terraced gardens overgrown and unkept and remnants of its past glory still evident, there had to be a certain saddness overhanging the entire estate during this time. This post and the previous photos have been a wonderful time capsule of sorts, documenting the short life span that many of these homes had from their heyday to the bulldozer.

Doug Floor Plan said...

Anon 12:58PM, I agree with you. Zach is to be congratulated for detecting the tie that binds so many who post & visit here & to have decided to provide this site for sharing.

Regarding the AA pilot who took this photograph -- where there is one there are many ... but, how to find them?

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

One for All, All for one(LIGC).

Check out last Fridays Pembroke - Martin de la Mar has added a very insightful link!

Zach said... this case the pilot was Ann's father (provider of pictures) who would build a house on the estate...which I'm sure was why we photographed this specific location...but I do agree...there are definitely many others out there....somewhere.

Old Former Long Islander said...


Great pictures. The answer to your "you are???" question of last week: "Woody". Best to you and your family. I always look forward to Chip's Xmas cards.